Readers Performing Original Pieces
Shanna Seesz is a writer, wedding singer, tutor, and student currently residing in Portland, Oregon. She maintains a busy schedule, fueled by cheap wine or coffee, depending on the time of day. She especially enjoys it when people use the word bologna(!) to express anger and strongly encourages replacing all profanity with names of processed lunch meat.
Scott Warfe comes to Portland from Los Angeles by way of Sacramento. He writes, professes, and makes light of serious situations. He prefers small, manageable adventures to large, life-changing ones. He has an M.A. in English, somewhere. He is influenced by Kurt Vonnegut, Nicole Krauss, J.D. Salinger, and Paramahansa Yogananda. If he wants to be known for anything, it would be his capacity for love, and also his karaoke skills, but mostly just love.
Joe Pitkin writes poetry, fiction, and nerdy pop songs. He is a regular reader and sometime host for the 1,000 Words series, and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Los Angeles Review, North American Review, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, and elsewhere. He teaches English at Clark College, plays bass for The Gravitropes, and studies primary succession on the pumice plain of Mt. St. Helens.
Jacob Aiello is a writer whose stories have previously been published in Ooligan Press, The Portland Review, and The Wordstock Festival’s “Wordstock Ten.” He has been a member of The Portland Fiction Project since 2007 and is a frequent contributor to the 1,000 Words Reading Series. He has been an editor of The Portland Fiction Project for the past year and organized Don’t Look Now as well as our previous benefit show, The Benefit of Doubt. He will be reading Alice Clark’s piece.
Alice Clark is the pseudomnym of a Portland writer who prefers to remain anonymous. She has written with the Portland Fiction Project since 2008. Alice took part in our Benefit of Doubt workshop series focusing on Domestic Violence and one of her pieces was featured.
Lidia Yuknavitch is the writer of the memoir, The Chronology of Water, which was recently released from Hawthorne Books.
Laura Moulton continues to work extensively on a project called Street Books, which focuses on Homelessness and writing.
Future Historians released the If You Slip Into the Fog in 2010 and have been recording their latest album, which will be released soon.